Published online by Cambridge University Press: 17 February 2022
Many of the great masters of post-Keynesian economics – think of Lunghini, Garegnani, Graziani, but the list is long – are no longer with us. Those belonging to the following generation have been marginalised and reduced to irrelevance, at least in the academic arena. The ‘neoclassical group’, on the other hand, has closed its ranks and built a powerful machine of cultural hegemony. It is very difficult for those who pursue non ‘mainstream’ lines of research to build an academic career – and thus continue to do research. And still, if paradigm shifts are most likely to happen in the wake of epochal transformations, the world is changing rapidly enough to advocate for one.
The building-blocks of this ‘new’ paradigm are all there. All we have to do is to circumscribe its perimeter, and close ourselves our ranks to join forces and knowledge and provide a complete, coherent and alternative interpretative framework to the dominant one. In this chapter, I make the bold attempt to connect these blocks, giving a (non-comprehensive) list of readings, authors or research lines which could fruitfully cooperate in creating the school of thought Pasinetti is advocating for.